Situated at the south-western end of Lake Geneva, Geneva is the second city in Switzerland, and hosts the largest number of international organisations in the world. Visitors coming to Geneva for a run will admire, among other things, its water fountain, symbol of the city.
Although it is not the capital of Switzerland, Geneva competes with New York for the title of "the world's most important centre of international cooperation". Between lake and mountains, the city is surrounded on one side by the Alps and on the other by the Jura. While running along the shores of the Geneva harbour, you will observe the Nilton stones. These are two rocks emerging from Lake Geneva and dating from the last ice age. One of them was used as a measuring level to determine the altitude of Geneva, as well as a reference point for the calculation of all altitudes in Switzerland.Among the main tourist attractions in Geneva to discover by walking or running, there is the Reformers' Wall. But also the Flower Clock, the Brunswick monument, and the Palais des Nations, which houses the European headquarters of the United Nations. If one of the most visited monuments of the city is the Saint-Pierre cathedral located at the top of the old town, the historical centre itself presents many attractions, preserving the typical architecture of a 17th century European city. However, the symbol of Geneva remains its tremendously high water jet, located at the end of the Eaux-Vives pier.
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The Geneva Essentials
Run and discover Geneva, an international city with an exciting history. Learn about the city's past through some of its most iconic landmarks, including Saint Peter’s Cathedral, the Tour de l’Île, as well as the famous Jet d’eau.
Geneva's sporting discovery
With this route, combining sport and culture has never been easier! Let yourself be guided at your own pace through the most emblematic landmarks of Geneva, while working out thanks to our sport exercises.
Discover Calvin's City
Geneva is well-known for being one of the most important Protestant cities in Europe. On this tour, you will pass by some of the city’s most interesting sights, such as the Reformation Wall, the Maison Tavel and the Notre-Dame Basilica.
The "Protestant Rome"
Would you like to dive into the history of the city? Go and discover the most significant places in Protestantism in Geneva, and rediscover the evolution of this religious movement.
Run with Humanity & Inclusion
Let Humanity & Inclusion guide you around the city. This international non-governmental relief organisation helps those in need in more than 60 countries. You will learn about their efforts all while staying motivated. See you at the finish line in 5 kilometers!
Rhône and Arve #2
Let yourself be guided for a visit around Geneva off the beaten track. You'll learn lots about the cultural centre l'Usine and the cimetière des Rois. You'll also cross the Plaine de Plainpalais, where Frankenstein's monster prowls.
The City on the Lake
After this longer tour you'll know the Peace Capital like the back of your hand. You're sure be struck by the beauty of the lake and parks, as well as the many cultural, religious and international institutions here.
Rhône and Arve #3
This very culturally focused walk will allow you to discover a little bit of Geneva. From the Bastions park to Victoria Hall, passing by the cimetière des Rois and the Plaine de Plainpalais, you will certainly be won over.